The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 42 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing XML 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.48% 1.56% 3.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.20% 6.80% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £425 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -8.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £250 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £460 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.36% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.28%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 103 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.05% 22.94% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 162 169
Median daily rate £400 £371 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £486 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Lancashire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in Lancashire

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Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -17 2 - -
Blackburn -4 1 - - 1
Chorley - 1 £425 - 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for XML.

1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) VB
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) XSD
5 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) VB6
5 6 (35.29%) Spring
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) SOAP
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (23.53%) Servlets
7 4 (23.53%) XSL
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (17.65%) REST
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) CouchDB
3 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) Neo4j
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Riak
4 2 (11.76%) Firebird
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Rational Robot
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods Developer
4 1 (5.88%) XML Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) CSS
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 7 (41.18%) XSD
4 6 (35.29%) Spring
5 5 (29.41%) SOAP
6 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Servlets
6 4 (23.53%) XSL
7 3 (17.65%) Ajax
7 3 (17.65%) DOM
7 3 (17.65%) REST
7 3 (17.65%) SAX
7 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
8 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
8 2 (11.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Wiki
3 1 (5.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
3 3 (17.65%) Pair Programming
3 3 (17.65%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Kanban
4 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) SEO
4 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) API Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) RAD
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) VB
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
3 6 (35.29%) VB6
4 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Groovy
6 2 (11.76%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 2 (11.76%) Scala
7 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) OCMJD
4 1 (5.88%) OCPJP
4 1 (5.88%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Perforce
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) webMethods